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Smiles Start With You - Newton's Nook

Welcome back friends!  Kari here to share with you this card featuring the adorable stamp set from Newton's Nook called Newton's Bird Bath.  I think this set is absolutely adorable and a cute one to create a fun Spring/Summer scene.





I wanted to color in my images today with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.  I started by stamping down my images onto a piece of Canson XL watercolor paper with VersaFine Onyx Black ink and covering with Clear Embossing Powder, and used my heat tool to set.  I used for the cat - Gray and Light Gray, Bird Bath - Mid Brown, Water - Light Blue and Cobalt Blue, and Birds and Butterfly - Pink Flamingo, Light Carmine, Pink, and Orange.

Once I was satisfied with my images, I set aside the panel to dry before using the Newton's Bird Bath Dies to cut them out.  Next, I wanted to start building my scene, so I used the new Cloud Stencil from MFT and some Tumbled Glass Distress Ink to create a beautiful blue sky. I also die cut some green card stock using the Grassy Border Die from Lawn Fawn to round out my scene.  



For my pattern papers I used the Sunshiny Days 6x6 from Pebbles to bring the colors together from my images I colored.  This pad is a great one! I really like it! I used the Scalloped Rectangle dies to die cut the colored diagonal plaid pattern and used a basic rectangle die to die cut the navy piece to frame my main focal point.

The sentiment comes from the same stamp set, and I stamped it down using my VersaFine black ink once again.  This ink is great for sentiments as well as embossing!  Then, I started to adhere my pieces together with either liquid glue or foam adhesive, and for a final touch, I added some Clear Wink of Stella shimmer pen to the water.



I think this card turned out cute, and I hope you think so as well!!  I also have a video tutorial showing how this card came together over at my YOUTUBE channel.  Thanks so much for joining me today!!  Hope you all have a nice week ahead!

See you soon!!
Kari




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